Nos. 91-5091, 91-5092.

971 F.2d 1499 (1992)

Phillip Lee HULL, a minor, by his natural parents, guardians, and personal representatives; Phillip Gene HULL and Tanya Lee Hull, husband and wife; Phillip Gene Hull, individually; Tanya Lee Hull, individually, Plaintiffs-Appellees/Cross-Appellants, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellant/Cross-Appellee, Judith A. Finn, Ph.D., J.D., Guardian ad litem for Phillip Lee Hull, Movant/Cross-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

August 10, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William G. Cole, Atty., Appellate Staff, Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C. (Stuart M. Gerson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Washington, D.C., Tony M. Graham, United States Attorney, Tulsa, Okl., and Barbara C. Biddle, Attorney, Appellate Staff, Civ. Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., with him on the briefs), for defendant-appellant/cross-appellee.

Stephen C. Wolfe, Wolfe & Vogle, P.C., Tulsa, Okl., for plaintiffs-appellees/cross-appellants.

Judith A. Finn, Ph.D., J.D., Tulsa, Okl., on the brief, as movant/cross-appellee.

Before TACHA and EBEL, Circuit Judges, and ROGERS, Senior District Judge.

EBEL, Circuit Judge.

The parents of a handicapped child brought this civil action for monetary damages against the government pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA"). Because the government admitted liability for medical malpractice prior to trial, the district court held a bench trial on the issue of damages only and awarded the plaintiffs over eight million dollars, most of which was to be placed in a trust.

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